June 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
North Korea's caste system leads to abuses and human rights violations in the country, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) reported Wednesday. The report alleges that the caste system, known as Songbun, is used as justification for the systematic abuse and arbitrary detention of ...[read more]
August 2, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 2, 1869, the Japanese caste system was eliminated after centuries of existence. The reform came as part of the Meiji restoration's modernization of Japan. Learn more about the Meiji restoration... ...[read more]
April 10, 2008
by Brett Murphy
The Supreme Court of India Thursday upheld a governmental program reserving seats at India's top state schools for members of lower castes, but ruled that wealthy lower caste families should not be permitted to take advantage of the program. The program holds 27 percent of enrollment at state-r... ...[read more]

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